|Ruby is the eighth main character of the manga series Pokémon Adventures. As a counterpart to Sapphire, Ruby has a great passion for Pokémon Contests. While he's an excellent battler, he only fights when necessary or when no one takes notice. He believes that Pokémon battles are barbaric, and get his Pokémon dirty—something that he hates.
His first Pokémon were Skitty, Poochyena, and Ralts, all given by his father Norman; his "starter" Pokémon was a Mudkip which he received from Professor Birch.
Ruby has admitted to having a crush on his rival Sapphire.